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Our monthly meetings venue is the Function Room Building at Blidworth Miners Welfare and parking is free courtesy of the Welfare Management Committee.
The Blidworth and District Historical & Heritage Society continues to meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month with a starting time of 7pm and the meetings normally end at 9pm.
All members and non members are very welcome to participate.

April 3rd 2018. Bob Massey, with a talk entitled "Snippets from History, North Notts Tales"
Bob has taught local history, computer and theatre subjects on courses around the country for over 30yrs. He regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications. He has appeared in programmes on television and radio on local history projects as well as in the local press

May 1st 2018 Mr. Michael Harrison will entertain us with a talk on "the History of Coal Mining" The evening will conclude with a discussion on a local issue and slides shown on the big screen.

June 5th 2018 There will be a presentation by Howard Heeley of the Newark Air Museum about the Stained Glass Aviation Commemoration. Howard has visited us previously and his talks are extremely entertaining.

July 3rd 2018 John North with his presentation entitled "Experience Nottinghamshire". This will be followed as usual with refreshments and a 30 minute discussion on some local issue and audience participation is encouraged.

August 7th. 2018 Peter Hammond returns with a talk about Nottinghamshire's own Oliver Twist. The amazing story of Robert Blincoe, an 18th century orphan who eventually made good.

Sept 4th 2018 Peter Smith and the History of Rufford Abbey. Peter has been an Inspector of Historic Buildings and a Senior Architectural Investigator. He has written many articles on Country House design.

October 2nd 2018. Colin Hobday. Historic Houses and Gardens. Colin has given talks to various groups, over the past fifteen years from church groups, Rotary and Probus and also to the National Trust.

November 6th 2018. Ian Morgan. Bolsover the Hidden History. Listen to the history of this ancient town. From the time of Leuric the Saxon through to the present day. Learn how the castle came to dominate this rural area and how some of its many characters influenced those around. From ‘Mad’ Madge, and the Duke of Newcastle to ‘Watercress’ Jess, all have left their mark

December 4th 2018 is our Christmas meeting with the usual festivities. Speaker is to be confirmed

January 1st 2019 being New Year's day. At this moment in time the meeting is to be confirmed.

February 5th 2019. Lily Ann Dawes and a Cabinet of Curiosity. A story of the Origins of the British Museum and The Duchess of Portland

March 5th 2019. This month will be the occasion of our Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Steve Wright and his talk entitled "Beautiful Britain" will follow the refreshment break

Our monthly meetings usually begin with a welcome and any formal announcements from our Chairman followed by a main speaker as shown above. An opportunity to chat with the speaker and ask questions etc is then available during the refreshment break. At this time we usually have any new photographs and documents on display along with our library of books written by local authors that are available for members to borrow free of charge. Finally we finish with a short talk on local interest given by one of our members complemented with slides displayed on a large screen. How we fit all this into 2 hours is still a mystery.
Please continue to bring along any photos, documents etc that you may have that could be relevant to the past of our area. We have the facilities available to make copies and return the originals if you wish.